The Collection an Update:

Having suffered a stroke last year, I was forced to consider what would happen to my collection should I die. A serious enough issue, given tales of shark like dealers descending on the recently bereaved and picking off the prized items from remaining partners who have no idea of what to do with the books, and even less idea of the potential value.

This is especially true of erotica as there is an understandable embarrassment, attached to such material, especially illustrated books, and I have heard of  some such material being destroyed to avoid having to deal with it, and though this is perhaps the best disposal for modern pornography, this is less of a problem with my Paris Olympia Press collection as they are 99% without illustrations.

Having explored possible methods of disposal, I had been in negotiation with Bonhams of London with a view to the collection going to auction this June, when a combination of my own health issues and an extended family crisis prevented me from cataloguing the books, a task that Bonhams offered to cover, but I really wanted to complete myself.

So i find myself delaying the selling of the collection, and almost immediately other items turn up, within the past month or so, I have obtained a catalogue that I do not have a copy of, one of the missing Teaser magazines and a much improved copy of “The Castle of the end of Love”, a very hard to find Ophelia Press title.

I must admit to a sense of relief at still having the collection, as after so many decades of collecting the loss would be hard to take. It my be that I will reconsider next year, which gives me more time to locate the few missing items that would allow me to complete. Which also means that I will continue with this site, given that its sworn purpose is to assist with completing my Paris Olympia collection, something that is easy to forget, given that the vast majority of the books that I list are nothing to do with the Olympia Press at all.

So to give me a reason to carry on, please remember to look out for Paris Olympia material for me. And if you have any erotica (not photographic pornography please) that you want rid of then complete a contact form and I may be able to assist.

Below is an image of my Paris Olympia Press collection as of today. Coming soon recent finds and some very rare illustrated erotica.

 

 



CONTACT FORM

See Also

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

Books Wanted:- MELTING [Dissolving] Travellers Companion Series No 59

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris, Theobald Lovelace, Ophelia Press Paris

 

 

New into the Collection: Paris Olympia Press, Price list and Order form, Spring 1962

A truly pristine item of ephemera, and a most welcome addition to my collection. This is a perfect example of the material that I am seeking, this one is courtesy of Arcana Cabana in the Netherlands, who kindly agreed to seperate the price list from an edition of Justine, where it had sat between the leaves, untouched for over 50 years. You can view the Arcana Cabana site below.

https://www.arcanacabana.com/erotica.html


Paris Olympia Press, Price list and Order form, Spring 1962.

Printed both sides in black and red on a  single sheet of pale yellow card, measuring 27×9 cm. Paris bookshop sticker affixed to base of the form on the verso.

The titles in red are highlighted as new editions due to be published, interestingly, the low number Traveller’s Companion Series titles had been in print since 1955/56, therefore at TC 13 ” The Secret Life of Robinson Crusoe” was formerly entitled “The Sexual Life of Robinson Crusoe”, at TC 29, “Helen and Desire” was actually reissued as “Desire and Helen”, and at TC 40 ” The Organisation” was reissued as “The New Organisation”.  Legend has it that the changes in title of these reprints was a ploy to confuse the Brigade Mondaine, who worked to lists of Olympia titles that had been banned in France, but as few, if any of the officials could read English a simple ploy such as above was enough to throw them off the scent.

You can also see that at TC 57, the sixth volume of Juliette was about to be issued, the slot for TC 58 was held vacant,eventually (in 1965) was occupied by “Juliette” volume seven, but at one stage in (catalogue 1958) it had been scheduled fo a TC edition of Becketts” Watt”. The title at TC 90 planned as ” The Sex Life of Ulysses” eventually came out as “A Bedside Odyssey”.

Another anomaly,  under the Othello Books series (numbered 111-116), which were all to be published in 1962, at 116, sits “Sextet” by Hume Parkinson, which was not issued in this series, and appears to been passed over in the Danish imprint “Odyssey Library”, where it was supposed to be published in 1963, eventually turning up as TC 94 the last title to be published in the Travellers Companion Series in 1965.

No mention on this list of any of the Ophelia Press titles, which generally appear to have been run as a seperate enterprise the Ophelia titles are generally themed around flagellation and sado masochism which traditionally sat outside of mainstream erotica.

Such a significant amount of information from such a small piece of paper, and perhaps something of an explanation for my fascination, with the  Olympia Press ephemera material.

Paris Olympia Press, Price list and Order form, Spring 1962.




 


Please also See

New into The Collection: Olympia Press 1959 (Catalogue)

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers

 

The Story of a Bookcase: The Paris Olympia Press Collection 02/10/2018

After a long break from the blog, I am back in action more because of circumstances than by plan, but determined to make the most of my enforced idleness, I am updating material related to the collection and still seeking the few items that I do not have. Alongside this I am gathering the rare and obscure and hopefully bizzare items from around the web, to keep the semi-literate amongst you amused.

So just to remind you that the dedicated purpose of this blog is to provide access to information and images from erotica of all types, for free and to people who might not otherwise ever have sight of these books. But the primary purpose is to complete this Paris Olympia Press collection, and now that I need so few book titles, i am very keen to find the ephemera, for example catalogues, flyers, communication on headed paper, busines cards or anything associated with The Paris Olympia Press. l regularly update on new material coming into the collection, and list items that I am looking for under Books Wanted.

Here is an image of the collection in its latest state, please keep looking, If you have an item that you think might be of interest please use the contact form to get in touch.

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris, Theobald Lovelace, Ophelia Press Paris

Books Wanted:- MELTING [Dissolving] Travellers Companion Series No 59

New into the Collection: A List of Ophelia Press Titles and Others 1959 (Catalogue)

Another scarce and fragile item in the ephemera department, it is noticeable that this is a much more meagre offering than some of the quite elaborate and lavishly presented Paris Olympia catalogues, ironically this very simple fact makes it less likely to have survived, so a very welcome addition to the collection. Presented here in full because as part of the collection it is not available to trade or for sale, but I will copy a PDF version on request.


Any questions? please ask, just leave a comment on this blog and I will get back to you.


The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography.


14.9.1 1959.  A List of Ophelia Press Titles and Others.

Ophelia 59 Cover

18.5 x 9.6 cm. 16 pp. incl. plain, typographical wrappers. Contains brief extracts and write-ups of Sexus, Plexus and Nexus (T.C. 39, T.C. 68 & T.C. 72; 3,000 francs apiece).  The Watcher and the Watched (T.C. 69, 1,500 francs).  Terror (1,200 francs).  Iniquity (1,200 francs). The Whipping Post (1,500 francs).  The Whipping Club (1,200 francs).  I‘m For Hire (1,200 francs).  Abandon (1,200 francs).  Without Shame (1,200 francs).  The She-Devils (1,500 francs).  The Gilded Lily (1,200 francs).  Springtime in Paree [sic] (1,200 francs).  The Castle of the End of Love (1,200 francs).  My Life and Loves vol. V (T.C. 10, 1,200 francs).  Count Palmiro Vicarion‘s Book of Limericks and Book of Bawdy Ballads (600 francs apiece).  Lust (1,200 francs).  The House of Borgia Vol. 2 (1,200 francs).  The Fetish Crowd (T.C. 73. Announced for publication July 1959. 2,400 francs.)  The Ordeal of the Rod (1,200 francs). Pages [13,14] are taken up with priced catalogue, and p. [15] carries ordering instructions. Backpage  p. [16]  is blank. Notes: (1) Nexus was never published by the Olympia Press, and T.C. 72 never allocated a title to replace it. (2) I‘m for Hire, listed also in the catalogue section as an Ophelia Press title, never appeared under that imprint. (3) Springtime in Paree appeared as Springtime in Paris.


ophelia 59 Open Covers


Ophelia 59 Pages 1 and 2


Ophelia 59 Pages 3 and 4


Ophelia 59 Pages 5 and 6


Ophelia 59 Pages 7 and 8



Ophelia 59 Pages 9 and 10


Ophelia 59 Pages 11 and 12


PDF copy available free on request.

New into the Collection: More Curious Books and Amusements (catalogue) Summer and Autumn 1956

For your information and pursuing my fixation on the ephemeral items produced by the press, please find reproduced in full the Paris Olympia Press catalogue for Summer and Autumn 1956. Bibliographical description courtesy of Patrick Kearney , The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, The index Number, is the actual location of the description in the bibliography. The images are of the actual pamphlet from my personal collection.


1956 Cover

    1956 Cover

14.4.1 1956 (August). – More Curious Books and Amusements. 18.4 x 9.1 cm. 20-page pamphlet, inclusive of wrappers illustrated with a detail from a slightly odd painting of about 1595 by an unknown artist, allegedly showing Gabrielle d’Estrée, the mistress of Henry IV of France, having her nipple tweaked by her sister. Illustrated with photos of Genet, the eyes of four of Olympia’s pseudonymous authors, Humphrey Richardson [Michel Gall], Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], Ataullah Mardaan, who remains unknown, and Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington]. There are also photos by Brassaï, and some anonymous line drawings which may be the work of Norman Rubington. Included is a one-page editorial (signed The Olympia Press) on censorship, and brief promotional notes on selected Traveller’s Companion titles, and others. The inside back wrapper carries three limericks extracted from Count Palmiro Vicarion’s Book of Limericks. A price list and order form includes assorted titles of the Traveller’s Companion series from no. 7 to no. 32. In addition, a number of the earlier Olympia titles by Sade, Miller, Apollinaire, &c. are listed, together with Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring and Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and vols. 1-4 of Frank Harris’s My Life and Loves, none of which were Olympia Press titles.


Cat 56 Open Covers

                   Cat 56 Open Covers


Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2

                  Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2


CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4

                 CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4


CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6

                  CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6


CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8

                 CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8


CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10

                CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10


CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12

                CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12


CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14

                 CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14


CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16

                 CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16


CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18

              CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18


Unlike other items in my For Trade or For Sale section, items listed as in the collection or New into the Collection are not available. However if you would like a full size PDF version, please leave a comment on this blog, so that I can forward a copy to you via e-mail

Similar items always wanted.

Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 6)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.51.1 THE WHITE PAPER Anonymous [Jean Cocteau?], 1957

TC 51 The (A) White Paper

TC 51 The (A) White Paper

ANONYMOUS | THE | WHITE | PAPER | With a Preface and Illustrations | by | JEAN COCTEAU | de l‘Académie Française | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, Rue Saint-Séverin – Paris-5

Collation: 104 pp. 1-10,[11],12,[13]4. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i-iv] blank. p. [1] THE | WHITE PAPER, reverse blank. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 5-9, Preface, signed by Jean Cocteau. p. [10] blank. pp. 11-46, text. p. [47] illustration. pp. 48-58, text. p. [59] illustration. pp. 60-68, text. p. [69] illustration. pp. 70-84, text. p. [85] illustration. pp. 86-88, text. p. [89] illustration. pp. 90-[94], text. p. [95] PRINTED | IN PARIS, | JULY 1957, | BY IMPRIMERIE MAZARINE, | FOR | THE OLYMPIA PRESS. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1957 | [rule] | Printed in France. pp. [96-100] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] [three evenly spaced five-pointed black stars] | A [sic] | WHITE | PAPER | With a Preface | and illustrations by | JEAN COCTEAU | no 51 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 51 [-] A [sic] WHITE PAPER. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.

Notes: (1) The translation is by Austryn Wainhouse, as revealed in a letter from Mr. Wainhouse to the compiler dated February 29th 1992. In addition to the five full-page illustrations indicated above in the collation, there are four in-text illustrations which appear on pp. 17, [25], 35, [77]. (2) A copy in the collection of Mr William Ashley is in an altered state with a black sticker over the original price indicating a price increase to NF 18. Mr Steve Mullins of London, reports a copy in an altered state with the price overstamped NF18. (3) The original edition of Le Livre blanc was published at Paris in 1928 by Maurice Sachs and Jacques Bonjean, in an edition of just twenty-one copies. No author’s name was given. Two years later, an edition with seventeen illustrations credited to Cocteau was published, but the text remained anonymous. (4) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.52.2 JULIETTE Vol. I D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1962

TC 52 Juliette Vol 1 1962

TC 52 Juliette Vol 1 1962

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in five volumes. | VOLUME ONE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 288 pp. 52.1-52.188. 17.5 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] .JULIETTE.. p. [4] .All rights relative to this English version | of \Juliette. are reserved by the Publishers. | Copyright c by The Olympia Press, 1962.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[285] text. p. [286] blank. p. [287] .PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris. July 1962. | [rule] | Depot legal : 3e trimestre 1962.. p. [288] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] .D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME ONE | no 52 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES.. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] .52 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE.. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] .18 N. F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Notes: .Pierelessandro Casavini. is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

2 Copies both Very Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.53.1 JULIETTE Vol. II D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1959

TC 53 Juliette Vol 2 1959

TC 53 Juliette Vol 2 1959

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN•ALDONSE•FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE |THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by |Pieralessandro Casavini, | in five volumes. | VOLUME TWO |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 272 pp. 53.1-52.178. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, France 1959. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[268] text. p. [269] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [270-272] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME TWO | no 53 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 53 * * [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

Two Copies one Very Good one Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.54.1 JULIETTE Vol. III D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1960

TC54 Juliette Vol 3 1960

TC54 Juliette Vol 3 1960

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME THREE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 184 pp. 1-108, 114, 128. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] [rule] |Copyright © by The Olympia Press, 1960, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-182 text. p. [183] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1960 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. p. [184] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME THREE | no 54 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 54 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N. F. | Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U. S. A. OR U.K.. Notes: (1) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse. (2) A later issue of this volume in Mr. William Ashley’s collection is identical in all respects to the one here described, save for the following differences: the border is in black rather than green. The price information on the backwrapper is given as: Francs : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K..  It is perfect bound and some of the signatures of the original 1960 printing are redundantly preserved.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.55.1 JULIETTE Vol. IV D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1960

TC 55 Juliette Vol 4 1960

TC 55 Juliette Vol 4 1960

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN•ALDONSE•FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE |THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by |Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME FOUR |THETRAVELLERřS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | [breaking the border:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. Perfect bound and signatures irregular; those in brackets are inferred. [Juliette-*]4; Juliette-1  Juliette-416; [Juliette-516]; [Juliette-64]; Juliette-716. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1960.p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[202] text. p. [203] blank. p. [204] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Georges Frère, Tourcoing (Nord), June 1960 | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. pp. [205-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME FOUR | no 55 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 55 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. OR U.K.. Notes: (1) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse. (2) An altered state in known with a price increase stamped over the existing price. The stamp, which is dark blue, comprises a box containing NEW PRICE | NF 18. Below the box are two lines intended to overprint the old price.

4 copies 2 very good 2 Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.56.1 JULIETTE Vol. V D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1961

TC 56 Juliette Vol 5 1961

TC 56 Juliette Vol 5 1961

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME FIVE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | [breaking the border:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 212 pp. Perfect bound; no signatures. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imp. G. FRÈRE, Tourcoing, April 1961. | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1961 | Dépôt légal : 2eme trimestre 1961. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[212] text. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME FIVE | no 56 | THE | TRAVELLERřS COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 56 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. AND U.K.. Notes: Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

Two Copies about GOOD. Full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.57.1 JULIETTE Vol. VI D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1964

TC 57 Juliette Vol 6 1964

TC 57 Juliette Vol 6 1964

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavino [sic] & John Crombie, | in seven volumes. | VOLUME SIX | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 204 pp. [1]-128; 136. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1964. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-201 text. pp. [202-204] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME SIX | no 57 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 57 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 F | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. & U.K..
Notes: (1) No printing details furnished in the book. (2) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse; John Crombie is not a pseudonym. (3) In a letter to the present writer dated January 11th 1976, Mr. Wainhouse stated that he was involved in translating only the first five volumes of Juliette. This was later corroborated in a letter dated March 17th 1986 from John Crombie who acknowledged that contrary to what the title page has to say he was the sole translator of volume six of Juliette; Mr Wainhouse’s labours on this ambitious project concluded with volume five, and it was initially thought that the balance of the book could be contained within a single volume which Mr Crombie was commissioned to translate. However, it became apparent that two further volumes would be required to complete the enterprise, and for contractual reasons now forgotten by Mr Crombie the name of Pieralessandro Casavini was retained on the first of these. The reprint of the Olympia Press translation of Juliette published at New York by Grove Press seems to have abandoned Mr Crombie’s volumes in favour of a totally new translation by Wainhouse.

1 Copy Very Good + , Extra images and details of condition on request.


5.59.1 DISSOLVING Tim Harrack, 1958

TC 59 Dissolving 1958

TC 59 Dissolving 1958

[Within a green border of type ornament:] TIM HARRACK |DISSOLVING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Severin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. 59.1 – 59.128. 17.6 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] DISSOLVING. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[187] text. p. [188] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed March 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1958. pp. [190-192] blank.Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] TIM HARRACK | DISSOLVING | no 59 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 59 [-] DISSOLVING. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies one Near Fine one Very Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.60.1 I HEAR VOICES Paul Ableman, 1957

TC 60 I Hear Voices

TC 60 I Hear Voices

[Within a green border of type ornament:] PAUL ABLEMAN |I | HEAR | VOICES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 224 pp. No signatures, but [1-14]8. 17.3 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] I | HEAR | VOICES, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris | COPYRIGHT 1958. p. [7] Until, gentlemen, you decide | further what my occupation is, you | may as well announce me as com- | forting 35 whirlpools below sound. | A Schizophrenic. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-[219] text. p. [220] blank. p. [221] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed December 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1957 pp. [222-224] blank. Binding: bound in green cloth boards, with red endpapers and with black paper labels on spine and front cover, printed in gold and white. Label on front cover measures 5.2 x 8.2 cm. and has a gold border decorated in black with the same type ornament used on the titlepage: [in gold] PAUL ABLEMAN | [in white] I HEAR VOICES | [in gold] THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS. Label on spine measures 5.0 x 2.4 cm. and is similarly decorated, but at top and bottom only: [in gold] ABLEMAN | [in white] I | HEAR | VOICES | [in gold] OLYMPIA. Published in a matt, grey-blue dustjacket with an abstract design on the front in red, black, yellow, white and orange. The author’s name, title of the book and publisher on spine and front of wrapper in black and white. The inside flaps of the dustjacket contain an anonymous review of synopsis of the novel, together with advertisments for Molloy and Watt, two books by Samuel Beckett also published by the Olympia Press. At the bottom of the back inside flap of the dustjacket is printed the information that book was distributed in the United Kingdom by Zwemmer, a well-known art bookshop in London’s Charing Cross Road. Notes: As yet unkown in the conventional green-wrappered Traveller’s Companion format; indeed, its number within the series is not to be found in the book, but is taken from Olympia advertisments where it is listed as number 60 of the series. No price appears on any copies that have been examined, but Olympia Press catalogues list it variously at 15 and 18 NF.

2 Copies both very good

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Traveller’s Companion Series List 5

Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 5)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.41.1 A GALLERY OF NUDES J. Hume Parkinson [pseud.], 1957

TC 41 A gallery of Nudes

TC 41 A Gallery of Nudes

J. HUME PARKINSON | A | GALLERY | OF NUDES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by| THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 192 pp. 41.1-41.616. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] A | GALLERY | OF NUDES. p. [4] To my friend | SMITH | without the benefit of whose exhaustive information | and diligent research | this highbrow survey of our lower nature | might have remained an idle project | J.H.P. p.[5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. 7-[192], text, with printing details at foot of p. [192]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957 Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HUME PARKINSON | A | GALLERY | OF NUDES | no 41 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 41 [-] A GALLERY OF NUDES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) Advertised in 1957 Olympia Press catalogue as being by J. Hugo Parkinson.(2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.42.1 DEVA-DASI Ataullah Mardaan [pseud.], 1957

TC 42 Deva-Dasi

TC 42 Deva-Dasi

ATAULLAH MARDAAN | DEVA-DASI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 176 pp. 42.1-42.516, [42.6]8. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] DEVA-DASI. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] list of contents, reverse blank. p. [9] note by author, reverse blank. p. [11] PART ONE: | THE DEVA-DASI, reverse blank. p. [13] I | Birth of a Dasi, reverse blank. pp. 15-46, text. p. [47] II | The Bride, reverse blank. pp. 49-66, text. p. [67] III | Apprenticeship, reverse blank. pp. 69-86, text. p. [87] IV |The Service, reverse blank. pp. 89-109, text. p. [110] blank. p. [111] PART TWO: | THE WAY TO KAILASA, reverse blank. p. [113] I | Laxshami‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 115-144, text. p. [145] II | Menakram‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 147-153, text. p. [154] blank. p. [155] III | The Senyasi‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 157-172, text. p. [173] IV | The Discovery, reverse blank. pp. 175-[176], text, with printing details at foot of p. [176]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover: within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ATAULLAH MARDAAN | DEVA-DASI | no 42 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 42 [-] DEVA-DASI. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse, designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies one Very Good, One only about Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.43.1 THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1957

 TC 43 The Traveller's Companion

TC 43                         The Traveller’s Companion

AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | TRAVELLER’S | COMPANION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 192 pp. 1.43-6.4316. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | TRAVELLER’S |COMPANION. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE, reverse blank. pp. 9-89, text. p. [90] blank. p. [91] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK, reverse blank. pp. 93-188, text. pp. [189-190] blank. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. p. [192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | TRAVELLER’S | COMPANION | no 43 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 43 [-] THE TRAVELLER‘S COMPANION. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.44.3 THE STORY OF O Pauline Reage [Anne Desclos], 1965

TC. 44 The Story of O

TC. 44 The Story of O

PAULINE REAGE | THE STORY | OF O | With an Essay |by Jean Paulhan | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 216 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-138, 144. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE STORY | OF O, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. pp. 7-196, text of The Story of O. p. [197] JEAN PAULHAN |A SLAVES REVOLT | An Essay on | The Story of O, reverse blank. pp. 199-214, text of A Slaves‘ Revolt. p. [215] blank. p. [216] GROU-RADENEZ, PARIS. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] PAULINE REAGE | THE STORY | OF O | With an Essay by | Jean Paulhan | no 44 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 44 [-] THE STORY OF O [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs18

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.45.1 SEEDS OF THE RAINBOW Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson] 1957

 TC45 Seeds of the Rainbow

T.C. 45

ROBERT DESMOND | SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 45.1-44.128. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] With fondest love, my darling |Teddie, and with humility this book | is dedicated to you, who never left | my side during the typing of it. | R.D. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-181, text. p. [182] blank. p. [183] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed May 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. pp. [184-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ROBERT DESMOND | SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW | no 45 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 45 [-] THE SEEDS OF THE RAINBOW. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy VERY GOOD +. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.46.1 SIN FOR BREAKFAST Hamilton Drake [Mason Hoffenberg], 1957

TC. 46 Sin for Breakfast

TC. 46 Sin for Breakfast

HAMILTON DRAKE | SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 46.1-46.516, 46.68. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[176],text, with printing details at foot of p. [176]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed May 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HAMILTON DRAKE | SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST | no 46 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 46 [-] SIN FOR BREAKFAST. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Prosecuted on April 7th, 1960 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One copy about GOOD. Full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.47.2 THE WORLD OF SEX Henry Miller, 1959

 TC. 47 The World of Sex 1959

TC. 47

[Within a green border of type decoration:] HENRY MILLER |THE WORLD | OF SEX | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 128 pp. [1-16]4. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper watermarked Bellegarde. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE WORLD | OF SEX. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Copyright by Henri [sic] Miller, 1959. p. [7] facsimile of p. 5 of original edition. . p. [8] blank. pp. 9-10, Preface. pp. 11-20, text. p. [21] facsimile of p. 13 of original edition. pp. 22-42, text. p. [43] facsimile of p. 25 of original edition. pp. 44-46, text. p. [47] facsimile of p. 28 of original edition. pp. 48-54, text. p. [55] facsimile of p. 31 of original edition. pp. 56-70, text. p. [71] facsimile of p. 42 of original edition. pp. 72-76, text. p. [77] facsimile of p. 46 of original edition. pp. 78-91, text. pp. [92,93] facsimiles of pp. 59 & 60 of original edition. pp. 94-108, text. p. [109] facsimile of p. 73 of original edition. pp. 110-[125], text. p. p. [126] blank. p [127] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed April 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. p. [128] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE WORLD | OF SEX | no 47 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 47 [-] THE WORLD OF SEX. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) A copy of this edition in the collection of Mr William Ashley has an errata slip pasted to p. [1]. Measuring 50 x 100 cm., this slip, which is printed in black on a light green background, reads as follows: ERRATA | PAGE 14: lines 4 and 5 should be transposed to lines | 4 and 5 page 15. | PAGE 32: 9th line from bottom: read riffling instead | of rifling. | PAGE 43: 12th line: substitute from for after. | PAGE 45: 6th line from bottom: substitute he for be. | PAGE 110: 12th line: substitute that for thay. Subsequent Olympia Press editions of this book , while textually identical, are reset and the errors corrected. However, as will be seen another error found its way in with the spelling of the authors first name as Henri in the copyright notice. (2) The first edition of The World of Sex was privately published in 1941 by Ben Abramson and distributed through his Argus Bookshop in Chicago. It was designed and printed by Nat Roth, who ran a printing company called Aries Press.

3 Copies all about Good, Extra images and details of condition on request.


5.49.2 THE BEDROOM PHILOSPHERS [LA PHILOSOPHIE DANS LE BOUDOIR] D.-A.-F. de Sade, 1960

 TC 49 The Bedroom Philosophers 1960

TC 49 1960

DONATIEN • ALDONSE • FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE | BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERS | Being an English Rendering of | La Philosophie dans le Boudoir | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the frame:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 224 pp. Perfect bound; no signatures. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

Contents: p. [1] THE BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERSř. p. [2] All rights relative to this English version of | La Philosophie dans le Boudoir are reserved in all countries. | Copyright ©1957 and 1960 by The Olympia Press. | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | by Imprimerie Georges Frère, Tourcoing, Nord, in May 1960 | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. p. [3] title, as above. pp. [4-5] dedication, TO LIBERTINES. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-[224], text. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D.A.F. DE SADE | THE | BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERS | no 49 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 49 [-] THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHERS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A & U.K.

2 Copies Very Good.


5.50.1 THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM [LES 120 JOURNÉES DE SODOME] D.-A.-F. de Sade, 1957

 TC 50 The 120 Days of Sodom Vol.1 1957

TC 50 Vol.1 1957

 TC 50 120 Days of Sodom Vol 2 1957

TC 50 Vol 2 1957

TC 50 120 Days of Sodom Vol 3 1957

TC 50 Vol 3 1957

[Vol. I:] D.A.F DE SADE | THE 120 DAYS | OF SODOM |OR | The Romance of the School | for Libertinage | Being an English Rendering of | [in bold:] Les 120 Journées de Sodome | done by Pieralessandro Casavini, | with an Essay by Georges Bataille. | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, rue de Nesle – Paris 6e [Vols. II, III:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE 120 DAYS | OF SODOM | or | The Romance of the School | for Libertinage |Being an English Rendering of | [in bold:] Les 120 Journées de Sodome | done by Pieralessandro Casavini, | with an Essay by Georges Bataille. | VOLUME II [VOLUME III] | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, Rue St-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: Vol. I: 192 pp. *50.1-*50.128. – Vol. II: 208 pp. **50.1-**50.138. – Vol. III: 224 pp. ***50.1-***50.148. 17.2 x 11.0 cm. All edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: Vol. I  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] TRANSLATOR‘S NOTE | The present edition of Les 120 Journées de Sodome | is the first complete and integral rendering to be | presented in English, and follows Justine and The | Bedroom Philosophers in the uniform edition of the Marquis de Sade’s complete works published by | The Olympia Press. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] All rights reserved in all countries by | The Olympia Press.pp. 7-10, publisher’s note. pp. 11-38, On Reading Sade, by Georges Bataille. pp. 39-[192], text, with printing details at the foot of p. [192]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e [sic] trimestre 1957. Vol. II  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] translator’s note, as for vol. I. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] notice of copyright, as for vol. I. pp. 7-203, text. p. [204] blank. p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal :3e trimestre 1957. pp. [206-208] blank. Vol. III  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] translator’s note, as for vols. I & II. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] notice of copyright, as for vols. I & II. pp. 7-[224], text, with printing details, which are the same as for vol. II, at the foot of p. [224] Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D.A.F. DE SADE | THE | 120 DAYS OF | SODOM | or : The Romance of | The School for Libertinage | ―VOLUME I‖ [―  II‖, ―  III‖] | no 50 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 50 [-] * * SADE‘S THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs 3.600 for the 3 volumes | Must not be sold separately.. Notes: (1) The title page of volume I of this edition is a puzzle; it makes no mention of a volume number, nor does it indicate that it’s part of the Traveller’s Companion series. Even odder is the fact that the company’s address, as given, is for earlier premises and does not match that of volumes II and III. The notion that it is merely a reproduction of the title page of the earlier, pre-Traveller’s Companion edition of The 120 Days of Sodom published by the Olympia Press, which in general terms it resembles, is quickly dispelled by a comparison of the two, which indicates they are typographically quite different. (2) Pierressandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

One 3 volume set all Very Good + and an odd copy of Volume 2 same edition also Very Good +

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Traveller’s Companion Duplicates (Part 4)

Books for Trade: List, Traveller’s Companion Series (Part 3)

.The continuing saga of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as with other listings, bibliographical detail courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007. The numerical index (example 5.23.1, is the location of the description in the bibliography.

Each listing is:- title, image (actual book), bibliographical description, followed by number of copies available, and brief note on condition. Extra images and full description of condition on request.


5.23.1 ROMAN ORGY Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1956

IMG_3787

MARCUS VAN HELLER | ROMAN | ORGY | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 23.1-23.616, 23.78. 17.6 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] ROMAN | ORGY. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[207], text. p. [208] catalogue listing vols. 1, 4-29 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series and Lolita, with printing details at foot of page: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED APRIL 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | ROMAN | ORGY | no 23 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 23 [-] ROMAN ORGY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One Copy about good, extra images and detailed description on request.


5.24.1 HEAVEN, HELL AND THE WHORE Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson] 1956

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ROBERT DESMOND | HEAVEN, | HELL | AND | THE WHORE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 256 pp. 24.1-24.816. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] HEAVEN, | HELL | AND | THE WHORE. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above. p. [6] Dedicated to my dear Teddie, without whose help this | book would have been written much more quickly. pp. 7-251, text. pp. [252-256] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1, 4-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine, with printing details at foot of p. [256]: PRINTED JUNE 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ROBERT DESMOND | HEAVEN | HELL | AND | THE WHORE | no 24 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 24 [-] HEAVEN HELL AND THE WHORE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.
Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

2 copies , one very good, one fair, extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.25.1 THONGS Carmencita de las Lunas [Alexander Trocchi] 1956

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CARMENCITA DE LAS LUNAS | THONGS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 192 pp. [1]-616. Signatures printed with the series no. and title at the foot of the left-hand side of the leaf and a number at the foot of the right-hand side, save the first, which is signed with the series no. and title only. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THONGS. p. [4] [rule] |All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia | Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-184, text. pp. [185,186] blank. pp. 187-189 catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1-25 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. p. [190] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Imprimerie Spéciale des Éditions The Olympia Press | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. pp. [191,2] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] CARMENCITA DE LAS LUNAS | THONGS | no 25 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 25 [-] THONGS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Mr Steve Mullins reports a copy of Thongs in his collection which has no printer information or dates, but… appears to be the genuine article. Perhaps a later reprint by Girodias. (2) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (3) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One copy Very Good.Extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.26.1 WHO PUSHED PAULA? Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1956

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ? |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 192 pp. 26.1-26.616. 17.5 x 11.2 cm.., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ?ř. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[187], text,Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ? |no 26 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 26 [-] WHO PUSHED PAULA?[Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) In an advertising flyer dated January 1956, in the collection of Angus Carroll, the author of Who Pushed Paula? is given as ‘Albert Gravesend.’ (2) The compiler has a second copy of this edition which presents considerable bibliographical challenges. The collation is eccentric, comprising twelve gatherings of eight leaves apiece, unsigned save the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th which are designated 26.2 through 26.6 respectively. These signatures fall on the same pages as the copy under notice, but with no obvious relevance to the stitching of the gatherings. In addition there are two blank cancel leaves, out of sequence of the pagination, the first preceding p. [1] and the other following p. [192], in the manner of endpapers. The book is also noticeably larger, measuring 18.0 x 11.4 cm. In all other respects, the book is the same. (3) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (4) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised. with printing details at foot of p. [187]: [rule] | PRINTED FEBRUARY 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956 pp. [188-191] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine . p. [192] blank.

One copy Poor very worn, but complete.


5.27.1 SKIRTS Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1956

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | SKIRTS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 27.1-27.616, 27.78. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SKIRTS. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-200, text. pp. [201-204] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1, 4-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine . p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED MARCH 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. pp. [206-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | SKIRTS | no 27 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 27 [-] SKIRTS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

3 copies 1 Fine, 2 Very Good, extra images and detailed description on request.


5.28.1 SARABANDE FOR A BITCH Mickey Dikes [pseud.], 1956

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MICKEY DIKES | SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 28.1-28.616, 28.78. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH. p. [4] catalogue listing vols. 1, 4-29 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series and Lolita. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France pp. 7-208, text with, at foot of p. [208], printing details: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED APRIL 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MICKEY DIKES | SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH | no 28 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 28 [-] SARABANDE FOR A BITCH. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

3 copies 2 very good, 1 good. Extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.30.1 CRUEL LIPS Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1956

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MARCUS [reduced] VAN HELLER | CRUEL LIPS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 30.1-30.616. 18.0 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] CRUEL LIPSř. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] catalogue of vols. 7 and 8, and 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. pp. 7-190, text. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED JULY 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956. p. [192] blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | CRUEL | LIPS | no 30 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 30 [-] CRUEL LIPS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The catalogue on p. [6] gives a box number address: The Olympia Press, B.P. 82.06 Paris 6, France.

2 Copies both Very Good


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Traveller’s Companion Series List 2

Books for Trade: The Atlantic Library, Paris 1954.

Introduction and description courtesy of Patrick Kearney,  The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, P.89 . Index numbers [ Example 4.1.1, are description locators within the bibliography].

Listing here are 6  of  the 10 titles which is in itself a very rare occurrence. Images are of the actual books which are duplicate copies from my personal collection, as always they are available to trade against my wants, or failing that other rare items of erotica that might enhance my listings and offer me more of a target audience to find the Olympia Press titles I still need.

Like Collection Merlin, The Atlantic Library was a short series (comprising ten titles), all published in 1954, all sporting a design that prefigured the soon-to-be-launched Traveller’s Companion Series, but in orange.

The first and third books were English translations of works by Rene Roques: Interdit aux Juene Filles (Forbidden to Young Girls), translated by Peter Leroy as Three Passionate Lovers; and et Treize Fois Impure (…and Thirteen Times Impure), translated by James O’Leary as Ladies at Night, the first two novels in Roques Interdit aux Juene Filles collection. The first title was already a bestseller by the time Girodias published the English translation, having sold over 50,000 copies in various French editions. In 1955, et Treize Fois Impure was banned under the 1949 Law concerning the sale of books to minors, but, oddly enough, the English translation published by Girodias was not.

The connection with Roques did not end there, for it appears Girodias also distributed the French editions of the first three titles in the Interdit aux Jeune Filles collection, the two above and also No. 3, Viol (Rape), evidence for which is found in the Olympia Press Teaser Paris Exotique (3.2), in which an extract from et Treize Fois Impure (Passion de la Nuit) can also be found.

The second book in the series, Helen and Desire, was the first Olympia Press title written by Alexander Trocchi of Merlin fame (writing under one of his many pseudonyms, Frances Lengel). He would write four of the ten Atlantic titles (including No. 10, My Life & Loves, Volume Five, supposedly the fifth book in Frank Harris’s outlandish autobiography). Young Adam, No. 6, would eventually be made into a movie (2003). In total, Trocchi would write seven Olympia Press titles and translate one (The Debauched Hospodar, 1.6).

Five of the Atlantic titles also appear under the Traveller’s Companion Series: Helen and Desire, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (as Memoirs of Fanny Hill), An Adults Story, The Watcher and the Watched, and My Life and Loves. Lust appears under the Ophelia imprint.

Atlantic Library titles are rare, several quite so.


4.1.1 THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS René Roques, 1954

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RENÉ ROQUES | THREE | PASSIONATE | LOVERS | A novel translated | from the French | by Peter Leroy | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris-6e Collation: 192 pp. [1]-128. 18.0 x 11.4 cm, all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] THREE | PASSIONATE |LOVERS. p. [6] THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | LATEST VOLUMES | THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS by René Roques | LADIES AT NIGHT … by René Roques | LUST … by Count Palmiro Vicarion | HELEN AND DESIRE … by Frances Lengel | See excerpts at the end | of the present volume. | Catalogues will be supplied free on request. | Apply to: The Olympia Press, 13 rue Jacob, | Paris 6, France. | [rule] |All rights reserved in all countries by René Roques | and The Olympia Press. p. [7] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 9-166, text of Three Passionate Lovers. pp. 167-171, extract from Lust by Count Palmiro Vicarion [Christopher Logue]. pp. 172-177, extract from Helen and Desire by Frances Lengel [Alexander Trocchi]. pp. 178-188, extract from Women at Night by René Roques. p. [189] PRINTED JANUARY 1954 | BY IMPRIMERIE RICHARD, PARIS | Printed in France | [rule] | Dépôt légal 1er trimestre 1954. [rule]. pp. [190-192], blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front-cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] RENÉ ROQUES | THREE | PASSIONATE | LOVERS | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY. Spine: [lettered in white down spine, and all within a black panel:] THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS | [in white across bottom of spine:] 1. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A. | PRINTED IN FRANCE. Notes: Three Passionate Lovers is a translation of Interdit aux Jeunes Fille (Paris: La Clé d’Or , 1951). A reprint published, apparently, by the author (Paris: R.R., 1953) was distributed by The Olympia Press.

[One copy Very Good, detailed description and extra images on request]


4.4.1 LUST Count Palmiro Vicarion, [Christopher Logue], 1954

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COUNT PALMIRO VICARION | LUST | THE ATLANTIC LIBARY [sic] | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris Collation: 224 pp. [1]-148. 17.8 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] LUST. p. [4] A LIST OF TITLES | ALREADY PUBLISHED IN | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | HELEN AND DESIRE … by Frances Lengel | LUST … by Count Palmiro Vicarion | THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS, by René Roques | LADIES AT NIGHT … by René Roques | Complete catalogue supplied on request. | [rule] | All rights reserved in all countries. | Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1954. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-218, text. p. [219-220] blank. p. [221] PRINTED FEBRUARY 1954 | BY IMPRIMERIE RICHARD | PARIS | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1954. | [rule]. pp. [222-224] blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front-cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] COUNT | PALMIRO VICARION | LUST | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY. Spine: [lettered in white down spine, and all within a black panel:] LUST | [in white across bottom of spine:] 4. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A | PRINTED IN FRANCE.Notes: Concerning this novel, and in reply to a question about its reprinting under the Ophelia Press imprint, Mr. Logue wrote to the present writer in 1975: All I know about Lust is; 1) I wrote it; 2) I was paid for it but once; 3) M. G. [Maurice Girodias] did not tell me of his reprints.

[One copy Very Good, detailed description and extra images on request]


4.5.1 MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE John Cleland, 1954

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JOHN CLELAND | MEMOIRS | OF A WOMAN | OF PLEASURE | [small device of leaves] | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris Collation: 256 pp. [1]-168. 17.8 x 11.3cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] MEMOIRS | OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE‘. p. [4] The texte [sic] of this unabridged | version of the authentic | MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL | is based on the original | edition published by | G. Fenton, London 1749 | under the present title: |Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasureŗ. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-248, text. pp. [249-250] blank. p. [251] THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | LATEST VOLUMES | 1. THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS. by René Roques | 2. HELEN AND DESIRE … by Frances Lengel | 3. LADIES AT NIGHT … by René Roques | 4. LUST … by Count Palmiro Vicarion | 5. MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN | OF PLEASURE … by John Cleland | 6. YOUNG ADAM … by Frances Lengel | Complete catalogues will be supplied | free on request. Apply to: | The Olympia Press | 13 rue Jacob, Paris, France. p. [252] blank. p. [253] PRINTED | APRIL 1954 BY | IMPRIMERIE MAZARINE | PARIS | Printed in France | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1954, pp. [254-256] blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front-cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] JOHN CLELAND |MEMOIRS | OF A WOMAN | OF PLEASURE | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY‘. Spine: [lettered in white up spine, and all within a black panel:] MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE | [in white across bottom of spine:] 5. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A | PRINTED IN FRANCE. Notes: (1) Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most enduring erotic novels in any language, and has probably been in print constantly since it was first published at London in two volumes, the first in 1748 and the second early in the following year. Many editions have omitted an episode in the novel involving a graphically described homosexual encounter that is witnessed by the leading character whilst resting at an inn near Hampton Court. This present edition is one of the few that include this incident. (2) Mr. Jan Moret reports an altered state of this printing that has a blue sticker on the back wrapper indicating a price increase to Francs 1.200.

[One copy Very Good, detailed description and extra images on request]


4.8.1 AN ADULT’S STORY Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson], 1954

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ROBERT DESMOND | AN ADULT’S | STORY | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris Collation: 208 pp. [1]-616, 78. 17.8 x 11.2 cm, all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] AN ADULT’S STORY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. pp. [6,7] catalogue, with descriptive blurbs, of all ten titles in the Atlantic Library series. At the foot of p. [7] is: Printed in France | [rule] |Copyright 1954 by The Olympia Press. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-206, text. p. [207] Printed in France | [rule] | Printed by Imprimerie Richard, Paris, April 1954 | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1954. pp. [208], blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front-cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] ROBERT DESMOND | AN | ADULT’S | STORY | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY. Spine: [lettered in white up spine, and all within a black panel:] AN ADULT‘S STORY | [in white across bottom of spine:] 8. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A. Notes: Robert Desmond was an English national working in a bank in Rotterdam, Holland. In 1996 he was living in Hackney, East London. Mr. James Armstrong researched and identified the author.

[One copy Very Good, detailed description and extra images on request]


4.9.1 THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED Thomas Peachum [Philip Oxman], 1954

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THOMAS PEACHUM | THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | published by |THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris, France Collation: 288 pp. [1]-916. 17.8 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | 1. THREE PASSIONATE LOVERS by René Roques | 2. HELEN AND DESIRE By Frances Lengel | 3. LADIES AT NIGHT by René Roques | 4. LUST by Count Palmiro Vicarion | 5. MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL by John Cleland | 6. YOUNG ADAM by Frances Lengel | 7. THE CARNAL DAYS OF HELEN SEFERIS | by Frances Lengel | 8. AN ADULT’S STORY by Robert Desmond | 9. THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED | by Thomas Peachum | 10. MY LIFE AND LOVES (5th vol.) by Frank Harris | A complete up-to-date catalogue will be | sent on request. | Printed in France | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. pp. 5-286, text. p. [287] PRINTED JUNE 1954 | BY | IMPRIMERIE RICHARD, |PARIS | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2 e trimestre 1954. | [rule]. p. [208] blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] THOMAS PEACHUM | THE | WATCHER | AND THE | WATCHED | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY. Spine: [lettered in white up spine, and all within a black panel:] THE WATCHER & THE WATCHED | [in white across bottom of spine:] 9ř. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A. | PRINTED IN FRANCE. Notes: Published under the author’s true name by Sphere Books at London in 1970.

[Two copies one Very Good, one Good, detailed description and extra images on request]


4.10.1 MY LIFE AND LOVES VOL. 5 Frank Harris [Alexander Trocchi], 1954

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FRANK HARRIS | MY LIFE | AND LOVES | FIFTH VOLUME | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 13, rue Jacob, Paris Collation: 192 pp. [1]-616. 17.6 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] MY LIFE | AND LOVES, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris. pp. 7-186, text. pp. [187,8] catalogue, with descriptive blurbs, of all ten titles in the Atlantic Library series. p. [189] PRINTED JUNE 1954 | BY | IMPRIMERIE RICHARD | PARIS | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1954.ř. pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Orange wrappers, trimmed flush. Front cover: [printed in black and all contained within a white oblong frame matching proportions of book:] FIRST PRINTING |FRANK HARRIS | MY LIFE | AND LOVES | Fifth volume | THE ATLANTIC LIBRARY. Spine: [lettered in white up spine, and all within a black panel:] MY LIFE AND LOVES | [in white across bottom of spine:] 10. Back cover: [in black:] FRANCS : 660 | NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A. | PRINTED IN FRANCE. Notes: The story behind this fabricated fifth volume of Harris’s celebrated memoirs will be found in Maurice Girodias, The Olympia Reader (New York: Grove Press, 1965), pp. 345-349.

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